Eric Nelson (musician)
Dr. Eric Nelson is an American choral conductor, clinician, and composer.
Contributions in Atlanta
Dr. Nelson is Director of Choral Studies at Emory University, where he teaches graduate choral Conducting and Choral Literature. He conducts Emory’s 40-voice Concert Choir and its 180-voice University Chorus. In 2004, he was the recipient of a "Crystal Apple" award for excellence in teaching at Emory University. He is also the Artistic Director of the Atlanta Master Chorale, a 45-voice adult chamber choir specializing in a cappella repertoire and is the Minister of Music at the historic Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta.
International Choral Involvement
Nelson has conducted choirs throughout North America and Europe, including performances in Kraków, Berlin, Leipzig, Prague, Moscow, Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Spivey Hall, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and at both the Southern and National Conventions of the ACDA. His ensembles have been praised for their ability to combine a high level of technical precision with warmth of musical expression.
Other Musical Occupations
Highly regarded as a clinician, adjudicator, lecturer, and guest conductor, Dr. Nelson has conducted and presented workshops for the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educator’s National Conference, the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, the American Guild of Organists, Chorister’s Guild, Church Music Explosion (at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church) and for numerous other churches, colleges and universities.
- "Music, When Soft Voices Die" - In memory of Deborah A. Hunter, text by Percy Bysshe Shelly. (SATB with Piano Accompaniment)
- Music, when soft voices die,
- Vibrates in the memory;
- Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
- Live within the sense they quicken.
- Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
- Are heap'd for the belovèd's bed;
- And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
- Love itself shall slumber on.
- "How Can I Keep from Singing?": (SATB, a cappella, released: Monday, February 4, 2002)
- "It is Well With My Soul": (SATB, piano accompaniment, released: Wednesday, March 2, 2005)